INTERMEDIATE SOUTH

WEEKLY UPDATE

FEBRUARY 15, 2019

MARCH ON TRENTON!

The march is on! We're hoping to get over a 1000 staff, students, and parents to represent TRRSD's voice demanding the restoration of our $85 million in state funding.

PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW AND VIEW THE ATTACHED FLIER:

http://www.trschools.com/community/toms-river-schools-to-march-on-trenton-in-opposition-of-budget-cuts

Trenton March Flyer.pdf 

HAVE YOU SIGNED? The state wants to strip our district of $70 million over the next six years, but we're fighting back for our students and community. The Save Our Students! Parent-led petition needs your signature! Please take two minutes to sign if you have not already:https://www.change.org/p/new-jersey-governor-save-our-students-help-the-students-of-toms-river-regional-schools-before-it-s-too-late

District Leaders Testify About Funding Crisis at State Conference:

http://www.trschools.com/community/district-leaders-testify-about-funding-crisis-at-state-conference

We're happy to announce the release of the 2018-2019 annual booklet for Toms River Regional Schools. Please view with the attached link. 2018 TRRS Booklet.pdf 

 INSPIRE TR (Special Education Advisory Group) - See attached flyer for information and meeting dates.

TR Inspire 18-19.docx 

ATTENTION PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, TEACHERS, YOUTH ADVISORS & COACHES

Please plan to attend

TRUTH & CONSEQUENCE

A Real-world Discussion about Teen Substance Use and Underage Drinking

Tuesday, March 5th (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm)

Beachwood Community Center,

148 Compass Avenue, Beachwood, NJ  

Prevention specialists and local law enforcement will guide participant through a typical teenager’s bedroom to help discover signs of substance abuse.  The DART Coalition will speak about the vaping trend and marijuana use among our youth.  The Beachwood Police Department will speak about parental liability in underage drinking-  PARENTS WHO HOST LOSE THE MOST.

Don’t miss this informative meeting. Sandwiches will be served and there will be giveaways and prizes. Please email groma@comcast.net to register.

Sponsored by: Beachwood Municipal Alliance, Toms River Municipal Alliance, Beachwood Mayor Roma and the Borough of Beachwood

Toms River Regional Schools “Income Eligible” Pre School Program:

Please see attached flier: PS flyer.pdf 

HOOPS FOR HEARTS

On February 12-15, all students will be participating in the American Heart Hoops Challenge during all Health and Physical Education classes.  Students will have the opportunity to donate toward the American Heart Association and compete in various events for prizes. The events include a half court shooting contest, Hot Shot Competition and raffles.  We look forward to raising money and having some fun while supporting this very important cause. Please see the attached fliers for more information.

Hoops prizes 2019.docx  Toms River Int. South AHC Parent Letter.pdf 

GUIDANCE NEWS

8TH GRADE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS!

It’s time to order your child’s graduation gown and tassel online! PLEASE VISIT:

https://www.varsityclubproducts.com/toms-river-intermediate-south/

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ORDER ONLINE, PLEASE SEND PAYMENT IN TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD!

PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

IMPORTANT PARENT PORTAL EMERGENCY INFORMATION NEEDED

As you are aware, this year the Toms River Regional School District has eliminated the paper Emergency Cards that we have used in the past. Instead, all parents are required to provide emergency contact information through their Parent Portal.

Please note that this information will need to be supplied individually for each child that you have in our district.  However, this information only needs to be provided once.  You will no longer need to provide emergency contact information every year, unless, of course, the information changes from the previous year. Please take a moment and ensure that this very important information is entered in your Parent Portal.https://parents.trschools.com/genesis/parents?gohome=trueThere are instructions available under the Documents menu on how to complete the process.  If you do not have a Parent Portal account, print out the "Parent Portal Account Registration Form" from the login page at and return to the school.  Additionally, if you have any questions, please contact us @ 732-505-3900.  

 

BUILDING SECURITY

Thank you to all of our visitors who have been adhering to the Districts policy regarding presenting identification when entering the building. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to keep our students and staff safe.

LATE BUS INFORMATION

Please check the Genesis Parent Portal to see the location of your child's late bus.  Please note that late bus stops can be different from regular morning and afternoon stops.  Also, walkers will not have late buses.

MEDIA CENTER NEWS

The media center will be open after school each Monday from 2:10 PM until late busses.  This will provide students with the opportunity to complete school work, utilize computers select books, read and more!  Sign up each week in the media center is required in order to attend. Homework Club will be held in the media center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays staffed by a team of six teachers along with language and math tutors.  This program runs from 2:10 PM each day until late busses.

CURRICULUM CORNER -PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA) BIG READ

From mid-February through March 28, 2019, Toms River Regional Schools will participate in the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read, featuring The Things They Carried, a collection of interconnected Vietnam War short stories by Tim O’Brien. The book, which has sold more than two million copies and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, has been described as “a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.”

 

Grades 6-12 students across the district will be working with the novel in various capacities; at the intermediate level, our sixth and seventh grade students will read O’Brien’s related short story, titled “Calling Home,” and learn about the author and setting of the story and novel through various reading and writing activities. Our eighth grade students will have an opportunity to read multiple, carefully selected excerpts from The Things They Carried and participate in cross-curricular activities within their cycles.

 

Additionally, we are excited to share that Tim O’Brien will be speaking to our community about his time in Vietnam and experience in writing the book.  This special event, which is open to the public, will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College.

 

We invite all of our community members to participate in our district Big Read! Please mark Thursday, March 28, 2019, on your calendars and join us in welcoming Tim O’Brien to Toms River.

 

Please see the attached schedule regarding State Testing Parent

 

 **UPCOMING SCHOOL & COMMUNITY EVENTS**

FEBRUARY

11-15                      Yearbook Sale 5

12                         Lifetouch Winter Sports & Activities

15                                 Into the Woods School Performance - 6:30 pm

16                                 Into the Woods School Performance - 3:00 pm

18                                 PRESIDENTS’ DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED FOR STUDENTS ONLY

20, 21                        Lifetouch Spring Pictures

22                                 School Dance 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

MARCH

5                         ½ Day - Student Dismissal

                              12:20 PM- Staff Professional Development

22                        School Dance 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

25-29                   Yearbook Sale 6